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Local media have recently said that Taiwan may soon follow the example of South Korea and pass legislation to require businesses which serve liquor to take on an important new role. That role, in a sense, is the role of friend or loved one.
 
Sustained North Korea threats, and nuclear weapon and missile tests, have led the Obama administration and President Park Geun-hye's government of South Korea to agree to deploy the Lockheed Martin THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defense) anti-missile system.
 
Texas Senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse fellow Republican Donald Trump as the presidential nominee at the Republican national convention. Britain's former Prime Minister, David Cameron of the Conservative Party, was engaged in bitter discourse with his party leaders, pre-eminently Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, over the Brexit debate.
 
Democratic Nat'l Convention from a Taiwanese viewpoint
After four consecutive days, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia came to an end on July 28.
 
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has survived its first serious test as a new community, one could even say with flying colors.
 
The recurring terrorist attacks which have plagued France seem to have no bounds nor mercy.
 
The devastating earthquake in April 2015 left 533,045 families homeless. Since the disaster, there have been two successive coalition governments, and now a third one is about to take over following Prime Minister K.P. Oli's resignation.
 
Since Spain first conquered the Philippines 495 years ago, the Philippines' destiny has too often been determined by great foreign powers.
 
Two weeks after the arbitral tribunal of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea issued its award to the Philippines, China continues to seek to undermine the legitimacy of the tribunal, making charges bordering on the slanderous against the judges concerned.
 
When we think about financial planning and budgeting, what most easily comes to mind are the big money decisions -- taking out an insurance policy, putting funds into the stock market, drawing up a 20-year plan for the whole family.
 
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